Idaho 7 from Yakima Chief Hops was bred and released by Jackson Farms near Boise, Idaho. With Alpha Acid between 9 and 14 % it gives pungent tropical fruit notes with hints of apricot, orange, grapefruit, papaya, pine and even black tea.
Primarily used for aroma and dry hopping due to its potent aroma and flavour, but also has high enough alpha acids to give a good level of bitterness. Excellent as a single hop or part of a blend in IPA’s, pale ale, and hop-forward Wheat beers. It is reported to work best when used with Citra or a bittering hop such as Warrior.